Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Salam Eid al-Adha from Far Away

As you guys might know, Eid al-Adha  or the 'Festival of Sacrifice' is a day where Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha after the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslims worldwide. During this festival, Muslims remember the Prophet Abraham's trials, by slaughtering an animal such as sheep, cows, camels or goats and give the meat to family, friends and especially to the poor.


It has been 11 years since I last experienced Eid like I was used to back home. Even though I lived somewhere in the heart of the city of Johor Bahru (in the South of Malaysia), every time Eid comes along we would celebrate it in quite a big way. As my father was on the committee of the mosque where we lived, he obviously had a big obligation to help out at the mosque on the day.

So, all of us in the family would join the crowd from early in the morning to help out with what we could while at the same time feeling good about our contribution too. Don't get me wrong, I didn't do the slaughtering, just the kitchen/cooking part and the most important part, eating to be exact. Ahaks! It was such a tiring day but to learn and see the whole process for yourself makes you realise the sacrifice Prophet Abraham made and makes you feel blessed and grateful for what we have.

I missed those days and how I wish my kids can see it for themselves the way I did. But whatever it is, I still feel blessed for what I have today, Alhamdulillah.

To all, May Allah Bless you on Eid al-Adha.


Eid Mubarak!!!

9 comments:

Lady of Leisure said...

selamat hari raya aidiladha to u and family.. we both baru jer balik dari kampung hehe

a r y a t i said...
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a r y a t i said...

salam aidil adha buat happy family ni..sangat sedondon kan. :)

Mummy Nana said...

Lady: Selamat Hari Raya.... U cut lama ke? bestkan dpt balik kampung....

Mummy Nana said...

Kak T: Hehehe Selamat Hari Raya....hehehe... sedondon gitu... tudung jek sama... baju tu pun subsidi mamanya.. ahaks...

ERMAYUM said...

hi dear salam aidil adha hope belum terlambat lagi nak wish :)

anyss said...

salam,
selamat hari raya aidiladha
comel je semer birukan diri

Unaizah said...

Unai tak penah buat korban lagi. Cuma aqiqah for anak-anak je, itupun hubby yg gi akad. Teringin gak nak tengok the whole process tp macam takut je. Bab melapah, menyiat, memasak and memakan dah experience...yg before that belum. Anyway, nape baju Mama tak biru macam yg lain? Satu lagi dah lama nak tanya tp ala-ala segan n takut menyinggung lak.... Your hubby orang Malaysia jugak ke or foreigner?

Mummy Nana said...

Ermayum: Same 2u...

Nisah: Hah kebiru biru gitu kan...

Una: Eh sama lah kitorg pun xpernah buat korban... dulu tme kecik2 parents yg buat.. nie dah jadi parent belum ada rezki nak buat... Mummy xde baju biru... tapi nak kasi sama tu yg pakai tudung biru... hehehe
It's ok... xyah segan... and part mana yg menyinggung ek? heheheh U rasa hubby I ada rupa foreigner ke? Dia senyum melebar.... heheh tu melayu tulin.... hahaha.... tapi kulit jek putih.... ahaks...

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